Well we're nearly at the pantomine season:
- could be Dennis Publishing's bid to replace Haymarket as lead teller of porkies for JLR's PR account, or another cover story for another £500m, probably £1bn, from UK taxpayers to Tata, to keep JLR going for a few more weeks - got to get it past the election, or BoJo is toast:
'JLR announces masssive revamp of its giant Solihull factory, with a £1bn programme to convert it to electric vehicle manufacture, starting with the 'MLA' 2021 Electric Range Rover, codenamed 'Vapourware", after the similar programme to convert its Castle Bromwich facility to make the 2020 electric XJ', codenamed "Taycan-killer".'
The public will lap it up - another £1bn/1.5bn to Tata - as it's 'good news' - CB and Solihull's futures secured, and with them tens of thousands of jobs.
Does the picture above actually look like a 'new Range Rover', EV or otherwise? Or does it look amateurish, a current RR with a few silly changes, to try to implant in impressionable minds that 'things are cooking at JLR' - lots of things.
They, JLR and its media lackeys, know that one or two people are pointing out that JLR is gone, and that there's zero real product development activity. This is their rebuttal.
It's also to serve the purpose of distracting and diverting from the huge number of genuine new product announcements and launches ahead of LA and Guangzhou, and SEMA, at which JLR has zip to show.
All this PR and lying is no longer aimed at getting JLR sold, or palmed off to an idiot. It's just to show that JLR is not dead, and the whole fake UK 'economy' not collapsed and not gone too - car and house buying/flipping. Can't have the peasants panicked.